Todiramphus macleayii

Todiramphus macleayii

Two Kingfishers

(Forest Kingfisher)

FAMILY

Alcedinidae

Species

Todiramphus macleayii

Common name

Forest Kingfisher

Main colour(s)

Blue with white

Distinctive feature

Blue back with white collar and dark bill, conspicuous white spot under wing in flight, size 20 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This relatively small bird can occasionally be seen perched on wires or high branches. Upperparts are a rich blue with a white collar, the back and rump are a paler blue, underparts white. White spot in front of the eye as well as white patches on the wing, which are conspicuous when in flight. Legs and feet dark grey, eyes dark brown, bill black above, black or whitish below.